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Advances in Nursing
Volume 2015, Article ID 684373, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/684373
Research Article

Professional Nursing Duties in the Central Services: Hospital Pharmacy Nurses

1Unidad de Hospitalización de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Campus de Teatinos, 29010 Málaga, Spain
2Unidad de Hospitalización de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Campus de Teatinos, 29010 Málaga, Spain
3Unidad de Farmacia, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Campus de Teatinos, 29010 Málaga, Spain
4Sección de Programas de Salud, Delegación Territorial de Igualdad, Salud y Política Social, Calle Cordoba 4, 29001 Málaga, Spain

Received 24 September 2014; Accepted 3 May 2015

Academic Editor: Sue Read

Copyright © 2015 Inmaculada Gómez-Villegas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. The new demands of a fast changing world necessitate expanding the traditional concepts of nursing, extending the classical aspects to cover new areas. Purpose. Based on their professional duties, the nursing team in the pharmacy of a second-level hospital aimed to establish a theoretical and situational framework for nurses working in the central services. Material and Methods. Application of the nursing process to nursing work in an area with no direct contact with patients. Results and Discussion. The application of the NANDA diagnoses to professional practice enabled the establishment of a nursing diagnosis with the implementation of measures designed to overcome a stressful situation with a risk of becoming unmotivated. Main Conclusion. The capacity to adapt the nursing profession to undertake new roles in the field of healthcare and the power of nursing own methodological resources permit the indirect care of “faceless” patients to be complemented with the inclusion of nurses from other services as clients, forming the focus of care, who can thus be helped with their daily care work.